Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate Certificate in Biomedical Engineering

Certificate code - cu02

The Department of Chemical Engineering administers a certificate program in biomedical engineering that is open to all students with appropriate prerequisites, which are: basic biology (BIOL 115), mathematics through MATH 261 (differential equations), CHEM 115, and CHEM 116 and a working knowledge of organic chemistry, specifically the naming conventions for, and knowledge of charge distribution in, organic molecules.  Currently, the certificate program consists of six required courses listed below.  As other courses are added in the biomedical engineering area, more choices of elective courses will be made available.

Core
BIOL 235Human Physiology3
BIOL 236Human Physiology: Quantitative Laboratory1
CHE 381Introduction to Biomedical Engineering3
BMEG 311Biomaterials3
Electives
BMEG 481Applied Bio-Molecular Modeling3
BMEG 482Introduction to Tissue Engineering3
Total Hours16

For chemical engineering undergraduates, the certificate program can be completed with the addition of one additional credit hour (134 hours total).  Students wishing to attend medical school will have to take CHEM 234/CHEM 236 (four hours) for a total of 138 credit hours.